The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 14-20, 2018

Written by: Aaron Mast, Patient Accounts

With the seasons changing and cooling weather, we look forward to many fun holidays and events. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2019.

Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription Plans and switch to different companies or plans with no penalty. It is a good idea to compare prescription plans to determine the plan that gives you “the biggest bang for your buck.”

Things to consider include: monthly premium, deductibles, copays for medicines, pharmacy network status, among others. You also need to consider how you want to pay for the insurance plan; you may choose to have the plan billed to you monthly or have the amount deducted from your Social Security Benefit.

Good Samaritan is happy to help its residents and cottagers with researching and enrolling in Part D Plans. Residents and families are invited to schedule an appointment with our Accounting Staff during the Open Enrollment Period. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Aaron Mast at ext. 4980 or

Please note: Cottagers will need to bring a list of medicines (or bottles) and red, white, and blue Medicare Card.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 14

9:30 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel *Please note the time change, this week only.
2:00 pm: Halloween Service Project, Southern Court

Monday, Oct. 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Music by Marvin Cook
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & The Lutheran Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Bon Fire, Speckhart Pavilion (Weather Permitting)

Wednesday, Oct. 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Music by Flame & Embers, Social Room
2:30 pm: Senior Learning Network: Take a virtual live dive through a underwater kelp forest on Anacapa Island off the coast of California, Social Room

Thursday, Oct. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Oct.19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Oct.20
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions, Chapel
3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk

All activities are subject to change

Golden Games: Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

Cancellation: David Damm has canceled his performance on October 13. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Eastbrook Lane and our Accounting Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Amos 5:14: “Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

Weekly Inspiration

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.”– Walt Disney

Thank you note from Elberta Kunz

“I would like to thank everyone for the pretty cards I got for my Birthday. I sure appreciate them. God bless you.”

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